Here is my DRSSTC. CM600 full bridge. Slightly modified UD 1.3b. Photos are 340V on the bridge, around 500A primary current, 240bps and 190us on time. It makes 4-5 feet of spark until I redo my bus cap configuration.
Thanks for looking!
Here are some of my coils.
Fullbridge PLL SSTC. Half wave rectified mains.
Same coil only using antenna feedback into a buffer. Fullwave rectified 240 from a step up transformer. Driver is Sigurthr's USSTCC! Thanks Sig!
Class E PLL SSTC. Filtered mains in this picture. Resonant...
It was finished last year. The build was also finished however one of the driver's ICs popped off and I procrastinated on buying a new driver and got sidetracked by other projects. I will see if I can get it up and running next weekend when I have time.
Thanks for the interest! :)
To help with the mot's leakage inductance and saturation issues a good amount would be to wind at least 20 extra turns on the primary. This would allow you to remove those shunts. I heard it brings the magnetizing current to under 500 ma for adding 30 extra turns.
This will also increase your...
Ah yes. You mentioned that to me earlier. My memory failed me there. ;)
Any trustworthy smps companies that you know of? They are cheaper and the frequency makes them a bit easier to use for some purposes.
That's a really lucky ebay find!
For the smps, yes, the load determine the draw. I think tha it is the resistance(or impedance if you don't rectify it) of the plasma that determines the current. I had one on hand from an old neon sign. I used it to power a discharge tube with 22 ma optimal...
Caps don't make noise in curcuit when discharging AFAIK. The crack is the quick breakdown of the air when you discharge it manually.
But in your case the popping you hear when it's running is the spark gap which is the same thing as above just the gap is positioned so that it breaks down for...
Idk about winding a transformer as you need an iron core and I wouldn't know how to set that up.
60hz is standard for neon sign transformers. 16000 hz is too high because your capacitors do not react well with that frequency. The dielectric is glass which high frequency passes through...